Stephen Cushion: TV election coverage needs more experts and less squabbling

19 May 2017

Political parties need to be held account by experts’ scrutinising their polices – not by vox pops or leaving politicians to argue with each other.

Kevin Maguire: This Brexit-free election is bad news for Remainers

19 May 2017

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are keeping quiet on Brexit, while Tim Farron's party struggles to mobilise the 48%.

Robert Bartram: Spare a thought for the election footsoldiers

15 May 2017

The hoards of exhausted and overworked party officials are the real winners of any general election campaign.

Keith Gladdis: Back to the 1970s? It’s barely even 2015

12 May 2017

How do newspapers cover a general election when the result is a foregone conclusion? The simple answer is, you pretend it isn’t.

John Ashmore: When Labour leaks, it pours

11 May 2017

Labour's leaked general election manifesto includes plans to nationalise parts of the energy industry and scrap tuition fees.

Jonathan Lomax: Get set for the nihilistic election

10 May 2017

The narrowness of the Conservative strategy looks likely to leave us with a one-sided fight about leadership and an unenlightening debate about Brexit.

Alastair Campbell interview: My tribalism is being fairly severely challenged

31 March 2017

Tony Blair’s former communications supremo is as combative as ever as he battles to stop Brexit. And yet he is not ruling out being Theresa May’s first mental health tsar.

How the Hampstead Socialist lost out to the Islington Socialist

13 February 2017

Hampstead used to be home of the Labour intelligentsia, but Islington appears to have wrested the title from its north London neighbour.

Dan Jarvis interview: There’s nothing progressive about ignoring the concerns of voters

22 January 2017

After the intense media storm over his leadership challenge that never was, Dan Jarvis has kept a low profile in Westminster. But the former paratrooper is returning to the frontline of politics as he takes on the government over child poverty targets